The Borneo Post (Sabah)
45,000 ABC-19 volunteers in community to help prevent spread of Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 45,000 volunteers under the Covid-19 Eradicating Agent Programme (ABC-19) from 605 localities nationwide are involved in educating the community to help curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) deputy director-general (Disaster Planning and Preparation) Jamil Derus Ahmad said the volunteers, comprising local leaders and community members, will be assisted by the Malaysian Volunteer Department (RELA) and the Civil Defence Force (APM) .
He said the role of the ABC-19 volunteers is as agents of change as they are seen to be more effective in advising the local community, who are known to them.
“The involvement of these volunteers is a way of mobilising all levels of the community to fight Covid-19 together.
“This is a new task for ABC-19 because apart from instilling awareness, the agents will also ensure that members of the community comply with the stipulated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and understand the need to take the Covid-19 vaccination,” he said when appearing as a guest on Bernama TV’s Ruang Bicara programme Friday night .
ABC-19 is the government’s latest initiative to disseminate information on the Covid-19 vaccination and in ensuring the people in the country are protected against Covid-19 infection.